For renters and landlords in Jacksonville, North Carolina and throughout the Onslow County area, understanding your rights in a landlord/tenant relationship can be challenging. Whether you are stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson or New River Air Station and are looking for off-base housing, or you are considering a residential or commercial property or investment and want to know your rights as a potential property owner and landlord or anything in-between, the attorneys and staff at Welch and Avery, LLP can help you.
Rights and Duties as a Tenant
Whenever you consider renting a property you should always have a firm grasp of your rights and obligations as a potential renter. As a tenant in North Carolina the law affords you significant protections relating to your use of the property and your relationship with the landlord, among other things. However, North Carolina landlord-tenant laws also impose some significant duties on tenants renting residential property. If a tenant does not live up to the terms of the rental agreement, such as by not paying rent, the landlord has the right to begin ejectment or eviction procedures to have them removed. Even when the property involved is commercial in nature there are a similar set of rights and obligations that apply to commercial tenants.
Rights and Duties as a Landlord
Being a commercial or residential landlord can be a profitable and satisfying way to make extra money, but it is important that you understand what your duties are both before you decide to take on the responsibility and during the tenancy. While a residential tenant may be obligated to keep their residence in a decent condition, the landlord will be required to maintain all common areas such as sidewalks, pools and parking lots. There are also rules that govern the collection, accounting and use of security deposits that must be followed, plus procedures that govern the ejectment or eviction of tenants.
Contact us Today For Legal Advice
When you want to find a place to rent, need advice about protecting your investment property, rental options, or just have landlord/tenant questions you want answered, talk to an attorney with experience with these situations. Be certain that you understand your legal rights and duties as a landlord or a tenant, and if you believe your rights have been violated we can help determine your options.
At Welch and Avery, LLP we have years of experience assisting people in Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, and Holly Ridge as well as the beach communities of Topsail Island (North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach) and the rest of the Onslow County, North Carolina area with their landlord-tenant legal issues. If you would like practical, personalized advice, contact us today so we can sit down with you and discuss your concerns.